Take a look at the best value hotels in Legian.
The surf theme at the three-and-a-half-pearl Bliss Surfer Hotel is quirky and playful, and the hotel's numerous features give it a laid-back, upmarket vibe at low prices. The 111 rooms are bright and cheery, with nice balconies, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Family Suites are available and ground-floor rooms have direct pool access, but lack privacy. The restaurant serves excellent Indonesian and international fare, and the buffet breakfast is extensive, though isn't included in standard rates. A sandy outdoor area adds a casual beach vibe, and the spa provides a range of treatments, but there is no fitness center, and the beach is a 15-minute walk away. Travelers seeking a hotel closer to the sand should consider the boutique Ossotel, though it's more expensive and has less personality.
One of the newer properties in the Legian Beach area, the Swiss-Belinn Legian is a 123-room value hotel with contemporary appeal. Rooms are basic but clean and equipped with modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and air-conditioning, but they lack drawers for storing clothing. A rooftop pool, small fitness center, and meeting rooms are available for guests' use and there's an on-site bar/restaurant in the center atrium that serves a varied Indonesian and international breakfast buffet. However, there's no spa and most rooms lack balconies.
Puri Raja is a three-pearl hotel located across the road from Legian Beach, and a short walk from plenty of shops, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. The 72 rooms are clean and simple, if a little worn and lacking much in the way Balinese style. All come with minibars, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and balconies or terraces. The hotel's two swimming pools are a highlight, one of which has a swim-up bar and lively vibe, while the other offers a more secluded vibe. There's also a restaurant facing the beach, which serves good-quality Indonesian and Western fare. Travelers who want to spend a bit more might consider the slightly more upscale Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort, which has more modern style and features like a spa and fitness center.
The Sun Island Hotel Legian is a 107-room upscale hotel catering to the young party crowd. It's strategically located in downtown Legian, just a five-minute walk from the most popular nightclubs and restaurants and 10 minutes from the beach on foot. Rooms are contemporary, stylish, and reasonably priced, with essentials like air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Hotel features include a rooftop dipping pool, an infinity pool with a swim-up bar, and a tranquil spa, plus the urban-chic Topix Asia restaurant is a hive of activity throughout the day. Families looking for a more child-friendly hotel may want consider the nearby Akmani Legian, which offers a kids' club, kids' pool, and a large lap pool, plus rates there tend to be cheaper.
The Lokha Legian is an mid-range hotel located in northern Kuta, a five-minute walk from Legian Beach and a 10-minute walk to Kuta's most popular nightclubs. This area of Legian is a little less wild and congested than southern Legian, and still within walking distance of most attractions in Kuta. The 49-room property is intimate and the atmosphere is laid back and family friendly. Facilities include two restaurants and bars, a pool surrounded by tropical greenery, and a basic spa. Rooms are contemporary, but plain, and feature balconies, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi. Alternatively, The Camakila Legian is slightly more expensive, but features direct beach access, stunning grounds, and more complete facilities.
Baleka Resort Hotel & Spa is a three-pearl resort in central Legian, a short walk from shopping and dining and an eight-minute walk from Legian Beach. While the resort has its modern charms -- like it's long outdoor pool with a kiddie pool and swim-up bar -- the 82 rooms are simple and some decor verges on dated. They include minibars, free Wi-FI, and flat-screen TVs. The Baleka also has an on-site spa, and a restaurant serving Indonesian and Western fare -- the latter gets solid marks from previous guests and serves a popular breakfast buffet, though it's not free. The Baleka is a little more basic than the nearby AQ-VA Hotel & Villas, where rooms are far fresher and brighter, and rates are just a bit higher.
The 154-room Akmani Legian is an upscale hotel that's a calm oasis amid busy and wild Legian. All manner of shops, restaurants, and nightlife are in any direction, and the beach is less than 10 minutes away on foot. This contemporary property has two restaurants, a small spa, a fitness center, and a kids’ club, but the highlight here is the rooftop deck, complete with a pool, a swim-up bar, and a lounge area with bar service. Rooms are contemporary and stylish, though they can be compact. The nearby Magani Hotel and Spa offers larger rooms, but rates are higher.
Bali Court Hotel and Apartments is a contemporary mid-range boutique located near downtown Legian and a 10-minute walk from Legian Beach. The 25 rooms are centered around two large adjoined swimming pools with lap pool and shallow kids' sections. Superior Rooms and Apartments are both modernly styled and feature balconies or terraces. Interiors are bright and airy and rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges. Both one- and two-bedrooms apartments are available and feature spacious floor plans with dining room areas, kitchenettes, and living rooms. Hot Mango Restaurant features open-air seating by the pool and serves international cuisine. As an alternative, the FuramaXclusive Ocean Beach is similarly priced, though it has a spa and is right across from Double Six Beach.
The Loft Legian Hotel is a small two-and-a-half-pearl budget hotel located in downtown Kuta. It's only a five-minute walk from the beach and 15 minutes from the popular nightclub scene along Legian Street. The affordable room rates and prime location are the hotel's biggest assets, as facilities are limited and there's no pool. The hotel does have an internet corner, and there's a branch of the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on-site. Rooms are basic and small, though pleasantly modern and clean, with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, safes, and work desks. For a slightly higher nightly rate, The ONE Legian hotel has better facilities including two spacious pools, a spa, fitness center, and restaurants.
FuramaXclusive Ocean Beach is a three-and-a-half pearl hotel across the road from Double Six Beach, and a short walk from shopping, dining, and bars in Legian and Seminyak. With its large freeform swimming pool, sunset-facing restaurant, multiple bars, attractive spa, and beach-ready location, it's one of the better values in the area. On the downside, the pool area and many of the rooms could use sprucing up, despite their modern veneer. All rooms are spacious studios, suites, and penthouses, and include free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Balconies or terraces come standard, and some have partial ocean views. Travelers who want something with a more polished finish and Balinese character should consider AQ-VA Hotel & Villas as well, which is cheaper, but farther from the beach.
Legian Guest House is an affordably priced, 13-room value hotel located along a quiet lane off of bustling Sunset Road highway. The hotel's name is somewhat misleading, as downtown Legian is a 10-minute drive from the hotel and Legian Beach is around 15 minutes away by car. To help, the hotel offers a free shuttle service to the Legian area. Facilities and rooms are basic and the hotel is essentially a cheap crash pad, though the social vibe adds some charm. Features are limited to a small pool and a small restaurant. Rooms are compact, simple, and clean, and include air-conditioning, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi. For a similarly priced hotel with a better downtown location, the Loft Legian Hotel offers modern rooms closer to the beach, though it lacks a pool.
The two-and-a-half-pearl Jayakarta Bali has 344 rooms and a great location next to Legian Beach, with shops and restaurants nearby. While the hotel’s gardens and grounds are pretty and tropical, this isn't a peaceful, relaxing choice. Rooms are dated and dark, with numerous reports of unpleasant sewage smells in the bathrooms, plus barely working Wi-Fi and lots of wear. The two pools are attractive -- one has a swim-up bar -- but they are busy and loud, and loungers can be difficult to score. The hotel can feel crowded, and its somewhat rowdy atmosphere is more suited to large groups than couples seeking a romantic getaway. Travelers will get more for their money at the cheaper Ossotel down the block. It has a contemporary, boutique vibe, but a smaller pool.